Project Summary



Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources

Programme specific objective: To enhance sustainable development policies for more efficient valorisation of natural resources and cultural heritage in coastal and adjacent maritime areas of a sustainable and responsible coastal and maritime tourism in the MED Area.

Role of NECSTouR:

NECSTouR is responsible of the transferring of the main Project outputs (set of indicators to support the policy-makers towards the adoption of Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism policy, and an open platform for policy benchmarking, a green beach model,...) to other Coastal and Maritime Destinations.

The network is also supporting the capitalisation of the final Mediterranean Coastal and Maritime Tourism Management Model.

Besides NECSTouR, five other NECSTouR members are in the Partnership Consortium: Tuscany Region (lead Partners),  CNR-IBIMET, IPTPO (HR), Tourism and Sport of Andalusia (ES) and the University of Girona (ES).

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NECSTouR president presents our strategic actions on data monitoring during Panoramed event on costal and maritime tourism

NECSTouR President Dr. Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, deputy-minister from Andalucía Region, presented the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab and data-oriented projects in the Mediterranean area during PANORAMED high-level event on coastal and maritime tourism. It was the first public event unveiling our Handbook on How to use EU recovery funds and ERDF 2021-2027 for sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean region.

BEST MED Sustainable Path and Cultural Route Model (MED S&C Path)

The MED S&C Path Model further develop an approach to support the sustainable management of Mediterranean routes and paths. It's built upon previous approaches and outputs, such as the platform developed within MITOMED+ (one of NECSTouR previous project in the Interreg MED programme).

BEST MED Seminar on the development of a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the MED

The BEST MED project seminar “Developing a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the Mediterranean. Data management and sharing for sustainable tourism” is taking place on the 16th December from 9:00 to 14:30 CET. As a member of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism project and the developer of the Tourism of Tomorrow Lab, NECSTouR is taking part in this event.

NECSTouR shares its data strategy during HERIT-DATA mid-term conference

On the 9th and 10th June, the Interreg MED HERIT-DATA project held its Mid-Term Conference. We were there to share our data strategy as the Horizontal Angel for HERIT-DATA, in charge of monitoring advancements from the project to rest of the partnership of the Sustainable Tourism community of the Interreg MED Programme.

Evaluating Perception of Sustainability Initiatives Invested in the Coastal Area of Versilia, Italy

Nowadays, following the increased interest and need for the issue of sustainability, tourist destinations are called upon to promote sustainable tourism development through the implementation of investments and initiatives. Despite the investments by the destinations, how are these perceived by tourists and residents? Based on this, this paper aims to assess the perception of sustainable investments in a coastal area located in Tuscany, through the administration of a questionnaire among 750 people, including both tourists and house owners.

Committee of Regions: Regions and cities use the COVID-19 crisis to spark a debate on resilience and sustainability in the tourism sector

On 8 December, an opinion drafted by Manuel Alejandro Cardenete Flores (ES/Renew Europe), Deputy Minister for Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Vice-President of NECSTouR, was presented during the plenary session of the Committee of Regions.

BEST MED: Data Management for Sustainable Tourism

The online workshop on Data Management for Sustainable Tourism is the first technical event organized by the Interreg BEST MED project, to share the results of its study activities, coordinated by the Regional Tourism Agency of Lazio Region, a NECSTouR region.

Smart Tourism Tools in the Mediterranean Destinations

Promoted at the CETT Smart Tourism Congress, the online workshop showcased smart tourism tools developed by three different projects dealing with Mediterranean destinations. Two of them were represented by NECSTouR members: Andalusia and Veneto.

CETT Smart Tourism Congress

The Sustainable Tourism community of the Interreg MED Programme have been invited to participate to the CETT Smart Tourism Congress. The international congress is divided in three sessions: Professional Day, Entrepreneurs Day and Academic Day. Several members and projects of NECSTouR are involved during the first one, including of course CETT, the main organiser, then Andalucia, Tuscany and the Barcelona Province (DIBA), lead partner of the Horizontal Project and moderator of the first workshop.

Can indicators for sustainable tourism improve tourism planning in the coastal destinations? Empirical evidence from Catalonia, Istrian Region and Tuscany Region

Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 68 No. 2, 2020


Lazio Region adopts MITOMED+ Tourism Management Model

Lazio Region is the first NECSTouR Region out of the MITOMED+ Partnership to adopt the MED Maritime & Coastal Tourism Management Model developed by this project. Others can do it too.


Wide Committment. By signing a specific Memorandum of Understanding, Lazio Region committed to:

MITOMED+ Final brochure

The Interreg MED MITOMED+ project released a final project booklet "Towards a more sustainable maritime and coastal tourism" ummarizing MITOMED+ M&C Management Model and main project achievements.

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